Agriculture


AgriSurge – Innovation Challenge

Deadline – July 14, 2020 Agriculture sector is the mainstay of Pakistan’s economy as it contributes around 20 percent in the overall gross domestic product (GDP) and is also a big source of employment. It helps meet the food requirement of ever-increasing population, providing raw materials to all the major industrial sectors including textiles, leather, sugar, flour milling etc., and has a significant role in in poverty alleviation and rural development. Low growth, water shortage, environmental concerns, volatile energy prices, rising expectations from consumers – these are some of the complex challenges the agriculture sector is facing today, along with […]


National Olive Festival held in Chakwal

A two-days National Olive Festival was organized jointly by Barani Agricultural Research Institute, the Punjab Agriculture Department, USAID’s Punjab Enabling Environment Project (#PEEP), and the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council in Chakwal at the premises of Barani Agricultural Research Institute on 26 and 27 October. It attracted a large number of visitors, including students from local schools and colleges. The visitors enjoyed tasting various varieties of olives from Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Balochistan. The festival also featured a food court serving local dishes and a cultural corner where visitors were treated to folk music. One of the main attractions for the […]